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Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)

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Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46773-2 | Time: 01:04:39

The album won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, while "The Roots of Coincidence", an uncharacteristically aggressive song with hard rock-inspired sections, won Best Rock Instrumental Performance. This album marks the final appearance of longtime drummer Paul Wertico, who would leave in 2001 before the recording of Speaking of Now to work on other projects.

Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now (2002) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now (2002) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362 48025-2 | Time: 01:12:04

Speaking of Now finds guitarist Metheny leading a retooled Pat Metheny Group; in addition to longtime core members, keyboardist Lyle Mays and bassist Steve Rodby, the Group now includes drummer Antonio Sanchez, trumpeter/vocalist Cuong Vu, and Richard Bona, who's best known as a bassist, but who functions primarily as the Group's percussionist/vocalist. The result is an exquisite album that features fresh new musical perspectives while losing none of the Group's familiar wide-ranging, melodic, always accessible sound. Most of the tracks on Speaking of Now were composed by Metheny and his longtime collaborator Mays, although three tracks were composed solely by Metheny. There's a buoyant feel to this album that is not to be confused with lightness. This is complex, intricately detailed music that reveals additional layers with each listening. Metheny seems to delight in discovering the myriad means by which his prodigiously accomplished bandmembers can provide coloration to the compositions, both within the larger group and in solo spotlights.

Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (1982) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (1982) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Offramp (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb
Label: ECM | # ECM 1216, 817 138-2 | Time: 00:42:25 | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Fusion

If 1980's As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls was defined by Pat Metheny's charisma, its less accessible but certainly rewarding successor, Offramp, finds him leaning more toward the abstract. But as cerebral as Metheny gets on such atmospheric pieces as "Are You Going with Me?" and "Au Lait," his playing remains decidedly lyrical and melodic. Clearly influenced by Jim Hall, the thoughtful Metheny makes excellent use of space, choosing his notes wisely and reminding listeners that, while he has heavy-duty chops, he's not one to beat everybody over the head with them. Even when he picks up the tempo for the difficult and angular title song, he shuns empty musical acrobatics. Throughout the CD, Metheny enjoys a powerful rapport with keyboardist Lyle Mays, who also avoids exploiting his technique and opts for meaningful storytelling.

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # 823 342-2 | Time: 00:49:58

First Circle is a Grammy Award winning album by Pat Metheny Group released in 1984. On the album Pat Metheny is joined by Lyle Mays on piano and keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, drummer Paul Wertico and vocalist and percussionist Pedro Aznar. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1985. Pat Metheny has remarked that this is an important album in the Group's history for a number of reasons, among them being that the Group's core lineup on the album remained unchanged for over 15 years and it was the final Group album released on the ECM record label.

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 467 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 204 Mb
Label: Geffen | # GED 24601 | Time: 01:14:01 | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion

When Metheny celebrates his cerebral side, he usually follows up with something more accessible. After his difficult yet rewarding collaboration with John Scofield, I Can See Your House from Here, Metheny stresses accessibility with this captivating live album. The primary focus is on his Brazilian-influenced material from Still Life (Talking) and Letter from Home, and the very cohesive Pat Metheny Group offers characteristically expressive versions of such favorites as "Have You Heard," "Beat 70," and "Better Days Ahead." While he could have offered a wider variety of material and perhaps revisited some of his early gems, everything that he does include comes across as honest and heartfelt. Thankfully, Metheny's emphasis on accessibility and crowd-pleasing doesn't come at the expense of his artistic integrity.

The Pat Metheny Group ‎- In Concert, USA 1992 (1993) [Unofficial Release]

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The Pat Metheny Group ‎- In Concert, USA 1992 (1993) [Unofficial Release]

The Pat Metheny Group ‎- In Concert, USA 1992 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 443 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Jazz Door | # JD 1231 | Time: 01:07:51

This live American concert in 1992 emerged on cd at about the same time as the Geffen release "The road to you" which was culled from PMG's european concerts in the early 90's. While this current selection may not quite equal that release in the quality of the sound, it is a much better live performance overall. There are a couple of small blips in the performance but this is live and taken from one concert. Raw Metheny but edge of your seat performance.

Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Post Bop, Crossover Jazz, Fusion | Label: Geffen | # GED 24978 | Time: 01:06:15

Quartet (1996) is an album by the Pat Metheny Group. The album features Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, and Paul Wertico on drums. Most of the tracks were loosely written or improvised, using several unusual instruments. The Group itself never played these songs live, though Metheny played "When We Were Free" with his trio and recorded a live version on the album Day Trip. "As I Am" was played during trio concerts with Michael Brecker. Metheny remarked in a podcast retrospective that the improvisational late-middle portions of, Quartet contain some of the darkest music the Group has ever recorded. He also stated that "When We Were Free" is a personal standout for him, especially Mays's piano solo.